Keep people safe and well

Pete’s Dragons in East Devon helps people #keepsafeandwell

In 2015, after her 24 year old brother took his own life Alison set up Pete’s Dragons, a suicide bereavement support service based in East Devon. From experience of feeling the impact of his loss every single day, Alison was adamant that she did not want anyone to have to face this experience alone.

Sadly suicide rates are increasing, every year around 90 people in Devon take their own lives, and with those who’ve lost a loved one to suicide being much more likely to be suicidal themselves, this vital support is needed more than ever. The Wace Family Fund invested £2,000 to help Pete’s Dragons provide essential support for nearly 100 people suffering from bereavement helping to build emotional resilience going forward.

"Pete's Dragons have filled in all the gaps for me and my girls. The support we have had has literally been life changing. I have hope in a hopeless situation."

£211,386

invested last year by DCF in groups who keep people safe and well

21,251

people helped to keep safe & well
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